Now we know why Microsoft’s Hololens augmented-reality goggles are so cool. Turns out they run on a superpowerful 24-core processor that can perform a trillion operations per second.
Microsoft revealed the details of the chip, which it calls a Holographic Processing Unit, on Monday at the Hotchips conference in Cupertino, California. The HPU is a custom-designed chip with a 28nm processor that has 24 cores. To put this in perspective, the processor in a typical consumer computer has 8 cores at most.
What’s more, the HPU has some 65 million logic gates, 8MB of SRAM cache memory and a layer of 1GB of DDR3 RAM on top. Yet the package measures only 12mm by 12mm.
The HPU handles all the environment sensing and other input and output necessary for the goggles. It also aggregates data from sensors and processes the wearer’s gestures. During operation, each of the HPU’s cores is given a particular task to focus on.
The HoloLens also includes a low-power system-on-chip that runs Windows 10 and works with the HPU to deliver the augmented reality. With that in mind, next time you enjoy the goggles, appreciate the fact that you’re literally wearing a supercomputer on your face.
Why I Went M.I.A For Almost Two Months And What Lies Ahead
It’s been awfully quiet here for a couple of weeks and I’m guessing most of you wondered where I was, So before you shoot . Please me hear me out.
I’ve been quite busy handling my final year project in school and a lot of jobs for clients. When I’m not blogging, I’m a product designer. I basically design apps and websites for brands and companies before it’s developed. You can take a look at my portfolio here to see what I’ve been up to – https://www.dribbble.com/naijatechguy
Also I think I would be needing active tech writers here so when I’m not available content would still be here. The past two months have been hectic and extremely stressful and I’m sorry the blog had to take the hit for all the stress.
If you are a good writer send me your rates and samples of what you’ve done before to [email protected]
In the mean time, I’m gonna resume posting here. When I wasn’t active here i still made updates on my social media handles. Please follow those handles to stay updated with what I’m up to.
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It’s good to be back, honestly I missed this. At some point I felt like I was losing touch with blogging but mehnnn. It feels so good typing again. I can’t wait to cause trouble as usual lol.
So that’s it from me guys. This is me officially signing out. I would catch y’all tomorrow morning.
How To Compare Phones And Check Prices Before Buying
Hello guys, I’ve been a bit slow in updating this part of the blog and it’s because I’ve been working really hard to add a How To Compare Phones And Check Prices feature.
How To Compare Phones
I just added a price and spec comparison feature to this blog. You can compare phone specs and prices then buy it if there’s a link to the store available in the option. –
I normally go to e-commerce stores and pick out the lowest prices so you get the best value for your money. Regular blog post updates would resume immediately.
Thanks for being an amazing reader.